Networks Northwest

Press Room

Networks Northwest serves units of governments, businesses, non-profits, community organizations, and is the administrator of Northwest Michigan Works! programs including the five Service Centers in Northwest Lower Michigan.

Here are recent media releases issued by Networks Northwest.

 

Jun 09
Starting a Business Workshop June 25 in Cadillac
Individuals in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment will have the opportunity to attend a Starting a Business workshop in Cadillac offered by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
Apr 09
Financial Tools Workshop Helps Businesses Know Their Numbers
Business owners can learn how to improve their fiscal fitness at a financial tools workshop April 29 in Traverse City. "Know Your Numbers: Five Keys to Using Financial Statements to Maximize Cash Flow," is designed for business owners and key staff who want to have a better understanding of how to use their financial statements.
Apr 09
Starting a Business Workshop April 22 in Traverse City
Individuals considering self-employment or in the beginning stages of starting a business will have access to a wide variety of helpful information at a Starting a Business Workshop being offered in Traverse City by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
Apr 08
Regional Road Update and Proposal 1 Overview April 22 in Traverse City
The state of the region’s roads and the transportation funding proposal on the May ballot in Michigan will both be discussed at an April 22 meeting in Traverse City. The meeting will run from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hagerty Center, 715 East Front Street. The meeting is being sponsored by Networks Northwest and the Traverse City Area Transportation and Land Use Study (TC-TALUS).
Apr 08
Regional Road Update and Proposal 1 Overview April 22 in Cadillac
The state of the region’s roads and the transportation funding proposal on the May ballot in Michigan will both be discussed at an April 22 meeting in Cadillac. The meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Lake Superior Room at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center, 9901 East 13th Street.
Apr 08
Transit Summit April 23 in Petoskey
The state of transit in Charlevoix and Emmet counties will be discussed at a Transit Summit April 23 in Petoskey. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Emmet County Fairgrounds and is being sponsored by Networks Northwest, Charlevoix County Transit, Straits Regional Ride, the Disability Network of Northwest Michigan, and Friendship Centers of Emmet County.
Apr 07
New Website Offers Helpful Information During Busy Road Construction Season
A new website will give motorists in the Grand Traverse area easy access to information about road construction and driving during this year’s busy construction season. GTRoadWork.com includes an interactive map of the area’s construction projects, a current travel time indicator for the US-31 construction corridor, and a list of travel alternatives for commuters and tourists. The website was developed by Networks Northwest, the Traverse City Area Transportation and Land Use Study (TC-TALUS), and state and local road, trail, and transportation organizations.
Jan 08
Intro to Business Ownership Class January 14 in Traverse City
TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Individuals considering buying an established business or launching a new one can learn what it takes to be successful at an Intro to Business Ownership class in Traverse City. The class is being held January 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Parsons-Stulen building on NMC’s Aero Park Campus.
Jan 08
Workshop Focuses on Business Profitability Through HR Record Keeping
An attorney and a human resources professional will help businesses learn how to use HR record keeping to improve profitability at a January 22 workshop in Traverse City. ‘Winning Through Documentation” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the TBA Credit Union conference room, 630 East Front Street. The workshop is being hosted by the Employer Training Council (ETC). Register now.
Jan 08
Résumé After Hours at Michigan Works in Cadillac
Professionals who want to update their résumés can learn the tips and tricks of successful résumé development at a Résumé After Hours event January 20 at Northwest Michigan Works! in Cadillac. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Career Café located inside the Michigan Works! Center at 401 Lake Street.
Jan 06
Agripreneur Class Offers Help for Food and Farm Businesses
A series of classes in Traverse City will help entrepreneurs learn how to start or grow a food or farm business. “AgriPreneur 2.0: Developing Your Food or Farm Business” will be offered in eight, three-hour long classes beginning February 3. The class is co-sponsored by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) Product Center.
Nov 14
Class for Businesses Interested in Responding to Federal Government Solicitations - Petoskey
Businesses can learn about Responding to Federal Government Solicitations at a class December 11 in Petoskey. The class will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in room 536 of the Student Community Resource Building at North Central Michigan College (NCMC). The class is part of the “Doing Business with the Government Series,” and is being offered by the Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) in partnership with NCMC.
Nov 14
Kincheloe - Class for Businesses Interested in Responding to Federal Government Solicitations
Businesses can learn about Responding to Federal Government Solicitations at a class December 9 in Kincheloe. The class will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Chippewa County EDC, 5019 W. Airport Drive. The class is part of the “Doing Business with the Government Series,” and is being offered by the Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) in partnership with Eastern U.P. Michigan Works! and the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation.
Aug 28
Classes Focus on Doing Business With the Federal Government
A series of classes focused on doing business with the federal government is being offered in Cadillac. The next class, Market Research: Finding Federal Opportunities, will be held September 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Baker College of Cadillac.
Aug 28
Michigan Works Career Connection Coming to Leelanau County
Job seekers will have the chance to learn about job opportunities and improve their job search skills by attending the Northwest Michigan Works! Career Connection September 17 in Peshawbestown. The workshop will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Building, 2685 Waabno Makwa.
Aug 18
Successful Local Business Owners Set to Share Advice at Business Plan Class in Traverse City
Traverse City auto dealership owner Otto Belovich will be the opening guest speaker at a class that will help business owners learn how to develop a business plan in just six weeks. The Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering "Venture Plan: Six Week Business Plan," beginning September 9 in Traverse City.
Aug 15
Michigan Works Offers Career Connection for Veterans
Veterans will have an opportunity to learn about job opportunities and improve their job search skills at a series of Northwest Michigan Works! Career Connection meetings in Acme. The first meeting will be held August 26 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Bravo Zulu Brewing.
Aug 13
Classes Focus on Doing Business With the Federal Government
A series of classes focused on doing business with the federal government is being offered in Petoskey. The first class, Introduction to Federal Government Contracting, will be held August 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in room 536 of the Student Community Resource Building at North Central Michigan College (NCMC). The class is being offered by the Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) in partnership with NCMC.